2021 U.S. Youth Sailing Championship – Overall
While there was plenty of entertainment to be had during the social events and on-land activities at the 2021 U.S. Youth Sailing Championships, the real fun of the weekend happened on the waters of the Neuse River. There, more than 150 athletes, 19-years-old and younger, duked it out during three days of racing out of YMCA Camp Sea Gull and Camp Seafarer.
Daniel Escudero (Atlanta YC/Lauderdale YC) topped the 11-boat Laser (ICLA7) fleet with all bullets at the end of the weekend. A member of the US Sailing Olympic Development Team, Escudero has been sailing the Laser for six years. “I think the conditions suited me well,” says Escudero. “I definitely had a boat speed edge over the rest of the fleet. But, it was also very important to stay on top of the shifts and watch out for any course bias which was very prevalent here.” Guthrie Braun (St. Petersburg YC) finished second overall, with Humberto Porrata (Key Biscayne YC) completing the class podium.
The event was hosted by YMCA Camp Sea Gull and Camp Seafarer and sponsored by MarkSetBot.
For more information,www.ussailing.org/competition/championships/2021-u-s-youth-championship.